21 Catchy Facts About Baby Shark

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The lyrics to the original Baby Shark has less than 20 words.

short and sweet

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It’s hard to believe that the most popular children’s song of 2018 (and possibly 2019) has only 18 words, proving that sometimes lyrical minimalism and a catchy beat is the best way to create a worldwide hit. And it might be best that way. The Korean version described Mommy Shark as “pretty”, Daddy Shark as “strong”, Grandma Shark as “kind”, and Grandpa Shark as “cool”. After Baby Shark became viral in South Korea, Kyunghyang Shinmun, a popular newspaper, called these lyrics sexist. Whether you agree with the newspaper or think that it is a reach, this controversy proves one thing. Sometimes, it is best to keep the lyrics simple and leave details to the audience’s imagination.

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